A bill that would eliminate the requirement that a student participating in the state’s A+ program attend a high school in Missouri for three years immediately prior to graduation has been assigned to a House committee. The A+ program allows students to participate in tutoring programs in exchange for college tuition at certain high education institutions.

Jim Hansen (R-Frankford) said his bill would allow non-traditional students — like homeschooled students — to a participate in the program.

The A+ bill was approved by the Missouri House in 2017 and was read in the Senate, where it died at the end of the session. It has been assigned to the House Higher Education Committee, where it must win approval before going before the entire House again.